A brief entry to say we have reached our destination - I am now en France and endeavouring to think in another language. We enjoyed a halt at Hatfied Forest on the way down. So close to Stansted on the M11 yet it is a world away from the busy 21st century. We spent three quarters of an hour there with Tim off the lead and racing through the buttercups. We're lucky that though he loves to run, he never runs far from me and his recall is good. We'll certainly stop there on the way back from France. It's a medieval hunting forest now looked after by the National Trust.
We have the chairs our on the bolly, the first of the grass has been cut and lunchtime approaches. Our first lunch in France!